Click here, and give it a try. Your recovery heart rate tells a lot more about you than your BMI ever could. While the BMI is a lousy indicator of health (ranking anyone with either considerable height or muscle mass as either “overweight” or “obese”), your recovery heart rate is a pretty good judge of overall heart health regardless of your height, weight, or muscle tone.
All you need to do is take two heart rate measurements. First, your heart rate IMMEDIATELY after the end of your workout. Second, your heart rate two minutes after the first reading. Simple enough, right? Give it a shot, and if you don’t mind sharing post your results in the comments section.